In the previous articles, focusing on thermal analysis under humidity, we have seen that thermogravimetric analysis and dynamic mechanical analysis help determine the influence of water on a material or substance. Thermomechanical analysis complements the analysis under humidity.
Water is one of the major parts influencing our climate. Our atmosphere is filled with water. We may not always be able to see it, but it interacts with us and our materials. Learn how thermal analysis helps identify water absorption and determine water content.
Sporting goods and toys for kids or pets are often made of flexible plastics. Some examples are sensory chewing toys, action figurines as well as balls of various kinds. A common polymer used for these applications is PVC (polyvinylchloride), because it can be made softer and more flexible by adding plasticizers. Therefore, they can evaporate or be rinsed out by saliva or sweat. Learn how to determine detect and identify plasticizers!
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In seven free webinars, we covered relevant topics from the features of our software, Proteus® and LIMS support from NETZSCH, to our different coupling solutions and how to measure shear viscosity. Read this quick summary and gain access to all webcasts!
Why is water a problem for a part made of thermoplastics? Textbooks describe that the water uptake for some types of polyamide (PA) is really high in both 50% relative humidity and in water. This alone would not be the problem, but the uptake of water leads to very different properties of materials. How can dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) help with this issue?
For the 20th time, the “Joint Research in Adhesives Bonding Technology” colloquium took place in Würzburg (Germany). 230 participants discussed their research results, new developments and challenges together. From the many interesting and informative presentations on the first day, four trends pointing the way to the future will be revealed.
PMMI (Polymethacrylmethylimide) is a thermoplastic polymer. As it is an amorphous polymer, it features high transparency. The case study describes how thermal analysis methods can be employed to discover everything about the material.
Rheology and asphalt specialist John Casola reports on the events of day one of the 2020 AMAP meeting
Deciding whether to purchase either a viscometer or a rheometer is not always straightforward. This guide will take you through the differences and how a rheometer could be more suited for your needs.